Incident Summary:

10/05/2007: Two Filipino civilians were killed and 36 others were wounded when two timer-controlled improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted by an unknown number of Jemaah Islamiyah (J-I) perpetrators detonated in quick succession outside a market in Kidapawan City, Cotabato Province, Philippines.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

North Cotabato


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Filipino civilians
Specific Description Civilians outside a market in Kidapawan City.
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Two timer-controlled improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Both devices had been engineered from 60mm mortar shells fitted with timers. The first was concealed beneath a minibus and the second along a roadside several meters away. The successive bombings suggested a double-tap attack, with the first blast meant to cause stampeding toward the second blast zone. Police subsequently arrested a suspected J-I perpetrator they identified as ‘George German.’
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jemaah Islamiya (JI) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 36 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 36
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Child killed, 32 injured in southern Philippines,” Agence France Presse, October 5, 2007.
“Girl killed, 25 wounded in bomb blasts in southern Philippines,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur, October 5, 2007.
“Philippine police hold Jemaah Islamiyah responsible for bombing attack on Friday,” Xinhua General News Service, October 6, 2007.